dead hard drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by claude provost, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. claude provost

    claude provost New Member

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    i am just wondering as I am new to this stuff...can one replace a hard drive in a 40 hour tivo 2 box. it is 4 years old...and if so . how does one do this and at about what cost
     
  2. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    If your drive is dead you need either a drop-in drive TiVo Upgrade Kit

    or

    Do It Yourself with a PC, EIDE drive and a image for your model of TiVo.
    InstantCake comes with the image and scripted software that automates the process.
     
  3. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

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    HomeUser is correct the TiVo only has 2 replaceable Parts, The Hard drive and the battery (2032 about the size of a quarter) both should be replaced at the same time. You will need a Torx 10 driver (like a screwdriver). Recommend you have the TiVo unplugged as the power supply is unshielded. Good Luck.
     
  4. GlennL

    GlennL Finding My Way

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    If you decide to do it yourself. You'll need to get a replacement HD. As noted above you will want to get the right image for it. I recommend DVRUpgrnde. I've re-imaged several drives using different available sources. They've proven to be the most reliable so far.

    Be sure and do your homework and read every caution you see when re-imaging and expanding your HD. My counsel, read directions at least twice, ask questions and have fun.
     
  5. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    The power supply is replaceable
    The fan is replaceable
    The IR sensor is replaceable
     
  6. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    Prom is replaceable also... Thanks Omikron
     

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